Ken Henson EBC

Ken Henson Presents at Esoteric Book Conference, Seattle

Ken Henson EBC

AAC Associate Professor Ken Henson was a presenter at The 6th Annual Esoteric Book Conference, which took place at the University of Washington in Seattle last week. His presentation “Alchemy and Astral Projection, Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition” was based on his recent book by the same title, which he wrote and illustrated in fulfillment of a 2013-14 Curtis G. Lloyd Fellowship he received from the Lloyd Library and Museum (Cincinnati, OH). At the conference, Ken also exhibited select paintings that were created as illustrations for his treatise.

The Esoteric Book Conference is an annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens it doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts. For two days the conference hosts the largest selection of esoteric books under one roof. Contemporary esoteric publishing, finepress book arts and antiquarian texts are offered to augment the libraries of readers, scholars and collectors alike.

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Sarah Hollis Shows at the Contemporary Arts Center

If you haven’t heard the Contemporary Arts Center is having a big year! It’s their 75th anniversary and they are ringing in their exhibition season with the show Memory Palace. We are excited to have one of our Professors, Sarah Hollis included in the exhibition.

Memory Palace highlights “the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies,” making the show a perfect fit for Hollis’ piece A Novel About All Things I Have Forgotten. In this piece she draws upon memory to create her own poetic memoir. To view Hollis’ piece along with artists Dennis Oppenheim, William Kentridge and Louise Bourgeois—to name a few come, head over to the opening this Friday, September 12th.

6:00 PM: Cocktail Reception – CAC Insiders and above
7:00 PM: FotoFocus Artist Talk with Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs – CAC Members
8:00 PM: Show opens to the public.

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Sarah Francis Hollis
was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is an artist, educator, curator and entrepenuer.  She received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2004 and her Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati in 2007.  Sarah has shown her work all over the country, most recently having had a solo exhibition at Thomas More College.  She currently lives and works in Bellevue, KY.

Hollis works with many different mediums, including found objects, office supplies, typewriters, gouache, pen & ink and woodworking.  She is an avid diaristic writer, and has had a substantial portion of her journals published in the London based visual arts magazine, Miser & Now.  Hollis is best known for sculpturally combining gutteral, autobiographic prose with office supplies in an effort to catalogue specific memories and moments in time.

 

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Students Bring Beauty and Comfort to the Ronald McDonald House

Recently six Art Academy students were paired with six Master Artists to create a permanent outdoor exhibition designed to bring beauty, love and comfort to the families and children of the Greater Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House.

The Heart Fence Project is an outdoor installation inspired by the Ronald McDonald House’s heart-shaped logo. Artists were asked to reflect on themes of love, hope, family, home and health while composing their works of art—topics that are rooted in the culture of the Ronald McDonald House. These dynamic works of art were installed this past summer to the interior fence, surrounding the playground, thereby encircling critically ill children and their families with these powerful, uplifting messages.

This project celebrates the long-standing tradition of apprentices from the Art Academy working with professional artists to create a public work of art. It also engages several different partners working together to produce this unique and colorful playground for the children and families living at Ronald McDonald House.

We would like to thank our primary partner Kip Eagan—local curator and public art enthusiast for this opportunity, ArtsWave for the grant making it possible and the great people of the Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

 

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Gary Gaffney Organizies Series on Contempory Art

For the second year in a row, Professor Gary Gaffney will be organizing a series on contemporary art at the Mary L. Schiff Library of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The series will take place will take place during the Museum’s Art After Dark program.

The first event of the series, Contemporary Art in 10 Images will be Friday, August 29th, from 7-8 pm at the Library with Professor Gaffney presenting. This is event is free and open to the public.

Events to follow:
November 21, 2014: Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
Final Friday of February, 2015: Design on the Edge
Final Friday of April, 2015: Making Judgements

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Lumps and Lines, Final Friday Reception

Recent Works by Evan Halter and Alicia Little
Winners of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s
2013 Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship

Exhibition Dates:
August 29 – September 19, 2014
Opening Reception:
Final FridayAugust 29, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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